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The Annual Tiger Trot 5k Run/Walk is a chip timed 5k race and a 1 mile walk to help the children of District 102 schools. Come for the fun and help raise money and show support for the Marquette Elementary, Rogers Elementary, and Georgetown Middle Schools.
The Tiger Trot will start at 9am on April 3rd near the Independence Park pavilion at 612 Lasalle Blvd in Marquette Heights. This is a challenging course ran around Marquette Heights on the city streets back to the finish line near the pavilion.
Shirt guaranteed to all participants registered before March 22th. Day of race registration is $25.00
There will be a tiger tot trot for the little ones immediately following the last 5k finisher. Register online now or during packet pickup times for the Tot Trot. There is no charge for this race and parents are encouraged to run with their Tiger Tots. We are still working out the logistics of how to have a tot trot with the current Covid mitigations. More information to come.
Not able to make it to the race? You can still help the kids of District 102 by making a donation. Are you able to make it to the race but the thought of walking or running isn’t that appealing to you? You can still help by signing up to volunteer and help with the race.
Awards will be given for 1st place male and female as well as 1st-3rd in the following age groups both male and female.
13 & under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Police officers, firefighters, and EMTs will receive a $3 off the 5k coupon code. Use the “Questions?” Button below to request the code to use at checkout.
The Tiger Trot is an Illinois Valley Striders Grand Prix Series Race.
Packet pick up will be on Friday April 2nd from 5pm - 6pm at the Independence park parking lot and on race day Saturday April 3rd between 7:30am - 8:45am. We encourage everyone to pick up their packets early. Parking is located at the pavilion and across the street at Marquette Elementary School.
As of 2-21-21 Covid-19 updated information : IMPORTANT INFORMATION: please read completely.
COVID-19 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS:
This race is to be held with many safety precautions in place to comply with state and local regulations and to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html to learn how to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
If you have a temperature or are feeling sick, stay home! A temperature check station will be in use in order to pick up your race packet.
All participants and volunteers are expected to strictly adhere to social distancing rules, keeping at least 6 feet of distance from other people.
***Masks will be required from the moment you exit your vehicle until you cross the starting line and again from the time you cross the finish line until you enter your vehicle.***
Please adhere to these event rules.
Registration will be capped at 150 people, with waves of 25 runners that will be kept separate at the event. This may change depending on the mitigation levels at that time.
Online registration will close at 10:00am the day of the race. If needed, a waitlist will go into effect after the first 150 people have registered.
There will be no on-site registrations for the race. You must register online!
This will be a chip-timed start.
The first wave will start at 9:00am, the second wave at 9:05am, the third at 9:10am, and so on. At the starting line area, runners will position themselves next to 25 cones that are set with 6+ feet of social distancing behind the start line.
Participants in the first wave will not be allowed into the starting line area until 5 minutes before their assigned start time and are required to keep a distance of at least 6 feet between each person prior to the race start. Participants in the following waves may move to the start line area after the previous wave has cleared the start.
Participants will retrieve their packet using a no-contact check-in system prior to the race. More information will be announced prior to race day.
Packet pickup will be on Friday April 2nd from 5pm - 6pm in the independence park parking lot and on race day from 7:30am - 8:45am.
Participants are asked to stay on the right edge of the course when possible except when passing and to allow plenty of space when overtaking others.
At this time results will be posted online only - no kiosk or printed results.
Participants are not allowed within 6 feet of timing table or any other race volunteers.
The aid stations will be completely self-serve with mini water bottles. Garbage cans will be placed roughly 15 yards down course to dispose of water bottles. Please do not just throw them on the ground.
There will be numerous hand sanitizer dispensers at the packet-pickup/check-in areas. If you have to touch something you didn't bring with you, there will be a sanitizer station to instantly use after.
Awards will be available for pick up at a later time and location. There will be no awards given day of race to limit participants from gathering.
These are the things that need adhered to as of 2/21/21 in order to go forward with this race. As things change with Covid mitiagations we will adjust accordingly.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.
The Tiger Trot Challenge 5k is an Illinois Valley Striders Grand Prix Series Race.
Additional race information can be found at http://www.thetigertrot.com.
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